Kansas City Southern Ry. Co. v. ICC,
252 U.S. 178 (1920)

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Kansas City Southern Ry. Co. v. ICC, 252 U.S. 178 (1920)

Kansas City Southern Railway Company v.

Interstate Commerce Commission

No. 413

Argued December 10, 1919

Decided March 8, 1920

252 U.S. 178


The Valuation Act of March 1, 1913, requires the Interstate Commerce Commission to ascertain and report, inter alia, the present cost of condemnation and damages or of purchase of the lands, rights of way, and terminals of carriers in excess of their original cost or present value, apart from improvements. Held that a refusal of the Commission to receive and act upon evidence to this end was not justified by the supposed impossibility of performing the statutory duty

Page 252 U. S. 179

or the difficulties involved in so doing, and that a railroad company whose interests were affected was entitled to the writ of mandamus. P. 252 U. S. 187.


The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 252 U. S. 182

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